DAWSON CREEK -- The City of Dawson Creek is looking to engage residents by offering more family-friendly gathering spaces.

Council is seeking feedback from residents for a possible replacement of Rotary Lake.

The human-made lake has been closed for just over eight years following a drowning in 2016.

According to the city, the community has expressed interest in transforming the site into a splash park.

“Council directed staff to begin engagement, identify a preferred location and bring a budget back to Council for a destination misting park or splash pad,” said the city in a media release dated March 28. 

The city has launched an online survey asking community members to weigh in on what features would be most important to see in the purposed park, including location, features, and design elements such as benches and washrooms. 

The survey closes April 19th with results and a location proposal set to be presented during an April 29 regular council meeting.

The development is part of a 10-year Park, Recreation and Culture Master Plan that aims to provide a framework to develop and deliver recreation amenities to meet the needs of the community based on available city funding.

Those interested in participating in the survey can find a link on the City of Dawson Creek website.